Waiting In Line

Waiting in line can be stressful. And almost always, waiting in line is one of the most boring things anyone ever has to do. And if its a long line, it may even test your patience.

I, personally, have always been an impatient person. Growing up in a generation where things seem to happen instantly, things like waiting in line just seem to slow me down.

And they slow you down, too. Don’t lie. You hate it when there’s 6 people in front of you at the cashier, and the cashier is still in training, or Grandma Jones wants to use her 6,373 coupons and she just has to find that penny in the bottom of her purse, which probably weighs more than she does.

Lines are everywhere. New product releases boast extremely long lines, such as those for the iPhone 3G. Some people even camp overnight to get a head start on lines for ticket sales (for concerts and such). Lines at amusement parks surpass any fathomable explanation at times. But at some amusement parks, if you pay extra money, you can cut the lines. Another reason you should hate money.

Granted, some people don’t mind waiting in your average supermarket line. And by “don’t mind”, I mean that you just keep your mouth shut as grandma counts her quarters.

Please, do not tell me that when you go to a hospital, you adore waiting for the doctor.

And don’t even get me started on the DMV.

Despite all this, waiting in line is a part of life. Some have learned to deal with it by bringing a book with them everywhere they go. And some…well, let’s just say that there will be a blog post dedicated to those people in the future.

Where is your least favorite place to wait in line?

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6 Responses to “Waiting In Line”

  1. 1 John June 7, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    I definitely hate waiting in line! Apparently, the average American spends 2-3 years of their life waiting in line! That’s a lot of waiting!

  2. 2 semajmik June 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    I seem to have the worst luck with lines! I usually spot a really short line and dash to it thinking that I outsmarted everyone. In the end, some malfunction with the machines, or a slowness with the check writing happens and the mile long line next to me is already gone. Great!

    Great post.

  3. 3 hopelesslycrushingonyou June 8, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    hey… i always use at least 6,200 coupons…lol
    i really enjoyed this…so young yet so much wisdom…


  4. 4 kowsdontski June 9, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Isn’t that Queen Elizabeth?

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